Council awards local projects over £250,000 from second home council tax premium. https://nation.cymru/news/council-awards-local-projects-over-250000-from-second-home-council-tax-premium/
The negative impact of global heating on agriculture has wiped out the gains due to technological advances over the last 60 years 🌍🥵🔥🌿🥀
Whilst there's certainly a debate to be had about what sort of farming we need, what's beyond doubt is we are putting the ability of humanity to feed ourselves at risk by our current emissions trajectory.
Dear Fediverse, we announce:
ActivityPub for Administrations
Our members at #SocialHub are very busy preparing for our European Commission events. In two webinars and a workshop we'll introduce EU representatives to @activitypub and its applications on the #fediverse
Besides focus on deploying #activitypub apps in EU institutions, we'll establish liaison, and will hopefully broaden mutual co-op in future.
We organize together with @NGIZero who provide great support!
You've got to love #Patagonia; a 'teal' organisation (https://afallen.cymru/2021/01/25/reinventing-afallen/) which is passionate about making the world a better place 👏✊💙🌎
Here's their latest video, and it's about community-owned energy
To constrain the growth of SUVs, tax vehicles by weight, like #France is doing. That's the view of the #InternationalEnergyAgency https://www.iea.org/commentaries/carbon-emissions-fell-across-all-sectors-in-2020-except-for-one-suvs
Today we have sent this open letter to the European commission to fight for strong encryption together with @boxcryptor @cryptomator #Mailboxorg #mailde #Mailfence #Praxonomy and #tresorit
UK Politicians Getting Serious About Ending End-To-End #Encryption
The Catalyst Open Source Academy (introducing highschool-aged kids to #FOSS!) is a NZ FOSS institution. So cool to see this tangible effort to increase diversity and knowledge in the FOSS community: https://www.catalyst.net.nz/blog/catalyst-celebrates-10-years-open-source-academy
Blue Carbon - that which is stored in marine habitats - has a very important role to play in balancing the flow of carbon in our ecosystems.
However, a range of human activity is making our marine environment less resilient, and less able to play a role in maintaining our climate equilibrium.
Billie-Jade Thomas of the Marine Conservation Society writes in this article for the Institute of Welsh Affairs
Welsh Government has imposed tough new energy efficiency requirements on new homes built from 2022 onwards https://gov.wales/written-statement-energy-efficiency-measures-all-new-homes
That's the plus. The minus is that:
1. We've wasted more than 10 years since Jane Davidson put us on the path to zero carbon homes back in the late '000's (which was then scrapped by Welsh Government), and
2. We then had a second chance with the Part L review in 2012, but Welsh Government decided to pick the lowest possible 'improvement' which had already been met
This interesting article from the Democratic Society argues that climate resilience requires the participation of the community, and transparency from decision-makers https://www.demsoc.org/blog/climate-resilience-needs-community-roots
It's a thought-provoking piece - particularly for those who might be thinking about developing a #NationalParkCity
"NFTs Are a Pyramid Scheme and People Are Already Losing Money"
"To many, it’s a means of overthrowing the existing regime; when you look a little closer, you realize that it’s just an extreme manifestation of neoliberalism. Instead of convincing you to buy stuff that you don’t need, they’re convincing you to buy imaginary optimism based on a mass enchantment. "
Word of the Day: cyhydnos 'equinox': http://geiriadur.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html?cyhydnos – it's the spring equinox tomorrow so the day and night will be the same length, from 'cyhyd' 'equal length' and 'nos' 'night'. #Welsh
Wales' transport strategy, Llwybr Newydd, has been published 🚶🧑🦽🧑🦼🏃🚲🚌🚈 https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2021-03/llwybr-newydd-wales-transport-strategy-2021-full-strategy_0.pdf
Kudos to Welsh Government - they have the priorities right. They are focusing on reducing the need to travel (by bringing services closer to people); supporting 'sustainable' transport (which includes public transport); and encouraging active travel.
As a company set up to help organisations implement the Future Generations Act in practical, achievable ways, this #Senedd report is of great interest 🔎🕵 https://business.senedd.wales/documents/s500006899/Committee%20Report%20-%20Delivering%20for%20Future%20Generations%20The%20story%20so%20far%20March%202021.pdf
The conclusions and recommendations include:
*Public bodies have not done enough to change their culture to align with the principles of the Act
*Public bodies have not taken advantage of the expertise of third and private sectors to support their work under the Act
This powerful and well-researched report from Plan International describes how it is to grow up as a girl in #Wales 👧🧒↗️🏴 https://plan-uk.org/act-for-girls/girls-rights-in-the-uk/wales-insights-report
*Gender stereotyping and sexism shape many aspects of education
*Sexism is a fuel for the frustration girls feel about participating in sport
*Public sexual harassment is experienced by half of girls aged 14-21 and has a serious impact on them
*The digitalisation of sexual harassment is an increasing problem.
Wales' first Partnership for Future Generations 🌱🌻
Co-design | Co-produce | Co-deliver | 🍎🌳🏴
Values-based, including a commitment to your online privacy ✊💻🕵️💗
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